Dirty Jobs - Season 3

Discovery Channel (ended 2012)




Episode Guide

  • 7/29/08
    In this special episode of Dirty Jobs Mike heads to the edge of the Arctic Circle, on the northeast side of Canada's Baffin Island in search of one of the most mysterious sharks known to man: the Greenland shark.
  • Brown Before Green
    Brown Before Green
    Episode 33
    Mike looks back on several of the Dirty Jobs that help to clean up the environment. From geothermal drilling, to wood and tire salvage, to building cobb homes, one thing seemed constant: in order to be green, you usually have to get brown first.
  • Animal Barber
    Episode 32
    Mike first visits Terressentials where natural organic hair care products are made out of mud. He then returns to Montana to do some more work with big animal vet Charlene Esch. Finally, Mike joins forces with the yak and bison rancher who put him to work in his 150th Dirty Job.moreless
  • 6/2/08
    Mike heads to an Oklahoma wind farm and learns that going green sometimes means you've got to get brown first. Then he heads to Kentucky to clean out a sinkhole that some have unfortunately turned into a garbage dump. Finally, Mike goes to work at a printing press in San Francisco.moreless
  • Ice Salvage Crew
    Episode 30
    Mike gets dirty in Alaska as he helps protect the environment by cleaning up an oil spill. He then travels to Minnesota where he works to pull a car out of a lake that has fallen through the ice.
  • Turkey Inseminator
    Episode 29
    In this episode, Mike crawls through rat droppings, falling insulation and debris to make a house more energy efficient. Then, he visits a turkey farm where a bunch of large-breasted birds are inseminated. Finally, Mike maniacally crushes a Cadillac into a cube.
  • Aerial Tram Greaser
    Episode 28
    Mike heads to the site of a future California neighborhood where he learns that there's more to erosion control than one might think. Then Mike gets a bird's eye view of Palm Springs as he helps maintain and repair the tram 8,500 feet above the city.
  • Dairy Cow Midwife
    Episode 27
    Inside an Indiana dairy farm, Mike learns how to milk a cow on a machine that looks like a merry-go-round. Then, Mike gets the inside scoop on how to inseminate a cow. Finally, he gets an up-close look at fatherhood as he helps deliver baby calves.
  • 4/21/08
    Mike travels to Alaska for an adventure aboard a fish processing ship. At the end of the show, Mike learns how to use a turd burner.
  • 4/14/08
    Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty with some of the dirtiest jobs in New York City. First Mike climbs to the top of a giant building to build a water tower and then he masters the art of elevator repair.
  • Brown Plate Special
    Brown Plate Special
    Episode 24
    Mike Rowe looks back at some of his most memorable jobs that got him dirty making some of America's favorite foods. It's an unforgettable Dirty Jobs with new footage as well as a top ten countdown of the most disgusting things Mike has ever eaten.
  • 1/1/08
    A collection of viewers' favorite moments, bloopers and out takes from Dirty Jobs.
  • Tight Spaces
    Tight Spaces
    Episode 23
    Mike Rowe looks back at some of the dirtiest jobs that required him to get dirty squeezing into some unbelievably tight spaces.
  • 2/12/08
    Mike Rowe gets dirty in Death Valley, CA preparing for a gem and mineral show. He then helps save injured birds from a nearby salt lake. Finally, he gets dirty working at a rice plantation in South Carolina.
  • Cranberry Farmer
    Episode 21
    Mike Rowe gets dirty making handmade bricks in South Carolina. He then masters the art of cranberry farming in Oregon.
  • Buoy Cleaner
    Episode 20
    Mike Rowe gets dirty in Oregon making cedar shakes and shingles. Then he jumps on a Coast Guard ship in the San Francisco Bay to clean dirty buoys.
  • Cave Biologist
    Episode 19
    Mike Rowe works with a cave biologist in Kentucky. He then braves the high seas off the coast of Maine in search of slime eels.
  • Steel Mill Worker
    Episode 18
    Mike Rowe gets dirty in St. Louis, MO as he works with a river barge demolition team. He then learns how to melt down the scrap steel across the river in Illinois.
  • Big Animal Vet
    Episode 17
    Mike first gets dirty at a famous barbeque joint in Georgia. He then joins forces with a big animal veterinarian in Montana. Finally, he finds himself deep in New Jersey sludge.
  • Dirty Innovators & Entrepreneurs
    Mike Rowe looks back at some of his favorite dirty jobs and salutes the men and women from around the country who have found innovative and entrepreneurial ways to get dirty.
  • 11/27/07
    Mike Rowe gets dirty with a team of airport runway painters in Kansas City. Then he examines dirty diapers at a preschool to find bad smells to be taken to a company called Microanalytics in Austin, Texas. Finally, he teams up with a group of spray insulation technicians in Louisiana.
  • Creepy Slimy And Just Plain Weird
    Mike Rowe looks back at some of the creepiest, slimiest and downright weirdest citizens on the animal kingdom while visiting the East Bay Vivarium, one of the largest reptile specialty stores in the US located in Berkeley, CA.
  • 11/13/07
    Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty at a recycling center in San Francisco. He then visits a wildlife sanctuary in Georgia.
  • Reef Ball Maker
    Episode 12
    Mike rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty in order to help create an artificial underwater reef. Reef balls help to revitalize fish and coral populations in areas that have been devastated by pollution. Then Mike goes to Texas to learn how to make soap out of goat milk. Finally, Mike travels to Louisiana to refurbish frack tanks used for water storage.moreless
  • 10/30/07
    First Mike gets dirty harvesting kelp to feed abalone. Then he is transformed into a real life zombie by special effects artist, Toby Sells.
  • 150th Dirty Job Extravaganza
    Mike Rowe and the crew roll out the stinky carpet for his most memorable co-workers in this monumental celebration of 150 Dirty Jobs. Take a look back at favorite jobs, never before seen footage, bloopers, down and dirty games, and a fireworks display. (A two hour special episode)
  • Crew's Cruise
    Crew's Cruise
    Episode 9
    After working at some of the dirtiest jobs in America, Mike decided it was time for him and his crew to be pampered as they look back on some of their favorite dirty jobs on board one of the Royal Carribean's most luxurious cruise ships.
  • Wild Goose Chase
    Episode 8
    Mike Rowe goes on a wild goose chase - literally! After traveling to the tundra, Mike joins forces with a team of workers that round up a flock of wild geese with airplanes.
  • 8/21/07
    Mike Rowe gets dirty as he forages the swamps of Louisiana in search of alligator eggs - 90,000 of them to be exact. It's a very dirty job that's helping to preserve the population of the American alligator.
  • 8/14/07
    First Mike goes to the Mohave Desert in California to visit a fish hatchery. He then gets dirty as he braves the untamed world of Vomit Island in the middle of Lake Erie. Mike's mission is to help band and count newly hatched herons on the poo-covered island.
  • Bridge Painter
    Episode 5
    Mike Rowe and the Dirty Jobs crew travel to Michigan to work with the Mackinac Bridge Authority on one of the world's largest suspension bridges. Later, he goes to Florida where he gets to work on the space shuttle crawler transporter at the Kennedy Space Center.
  • Dirtiest Machines on the Planet
    Mike Rowe hosts a very special episode of Dirty Jobs as he looks back at some of the world's dirtiest machines that are making civilized life better for the rest of us. We see his jobs as a roughnecker, coal miner, garbage pit technician, wine cave digger and replacing a lift pump in a wastewater treatment plant.moreless
  • Leather Tanner
    Episode 3
    Mike goes to Georgia to learn how to make artistic jugs. He then joins Richard Meyer and his sons in upstate New York to learn the ancient trade of tanning leather.
  • Snake Wrangler
    Episode 2
    Mike goes to Texas and works at a snake farm learning how to raise some of the biggest and most dangerous snakes in the world.
  • 6/26/07
    Mike heads off to Texas to work with an outdoor advertising company.